I don't know what it's like in other parts of the country but round here the elder flowers are starting to bloom. That means it's time to make that most refreshing of summer drinks, elderflower champagne. If you haven't tried it before I'd certainly recommend making a few gallons...it's so simple but remember to gather the flowers soon after they come out otherwise they start to smell like cat pee.
Ahhh Already got it on the go !
And you are using natural (wild) yeast or you add some?
Oh i always use cultivated yeast, find it more reliable!
I just add a pinch of dried yeast. Like Mr. Sparkles says, it's more reliable.
Would you like to share your recipe Colin?
I was guessing that you (like me ) using yeast from a trustworthy place. But I'm more the beer brewer type.
Oh dear - I'm making it for the first time and mine is all cloudy! (I haven't added any extra yeast) I'll let you know how it turns out two weeks from now.